“Look me in the eye and just say the word, ‘Khaleesi.'”
“Game of Thrones” cast members sat down with Variety to recount their best fan encounters, from impromptu BTS concerts to full-on marriage proposals.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister, revealed one time a fan in a costume had him propose to his girlfriend… on his behalf.
The “Game of Thrones” matchmaking doesn’t stop there. John Bradley, the beloved and bookish Sam Tarly, explained how his character arc helped a man build up the courage to ask a woman he was in love with out. “He always thought he’d be rejected, but there’s something about the bravery of Sam that encouraged him to do it, kind of egged him on,” said Bradley. “He asked her out and she said yes. She had been in love with him all that time as well, but she didn’t want to tell him because of the same reasons. So they ended up together.”
Maisie Williams, aka Arya Stark, talked about how a girl from Los Angeles came all the way to England with her mom to see her in a play. After the show, the duo went to see Korean pop group BTS. Williams responded, “I really want to watch that movie and none of my friends like K-Pop, so absolutely. So I went with her and her mom. It was really really lovely.”
The final season of “Game of Thrones” premieres April 14 on HBO.
“Game of Thrones” costume designer Michele Clapton walks us through the creative process of tailoring the costumes to specific characters and episodes on Variety‘s Artisans series, presented by HBO. Clapton says she begins by sketching all of the characters with specific themes and practicality in mind. For example, she explains the lean design of Arya [...]
Just like the millions of “Game of Thrones” fans across the globe, Emilia Clarke is devastated the HBO series has come to an end. “Having it come to its conclusion feels utterly surreal and completely bizarre and very, very very strange,” she tells Regina Hall in an upcoming episode of Variety’s Actors on Actors. “So [...]
With just one episode left of “Game of Thrones,” fans will finally see who takes the Iron Throne to rule Westeros. But before audiences get to find out how the fantasy epic ends, the cast weighed in on who they think should take the crown. Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, says, “The world would [...]
Kerry Washington has her seat at the table on Hulu’s “Little Fires Everywhere,” in which she’s a lead actor and executive producer with co-star Reese Witherspoon. “When I was a kid I wasn’t like, ‘I want to be a producer one day!’ But I think I have always been — my mother would vouch for […]
Every year the line-up of the Sundance Film Festival is filled with powerful stories from independent filmmakers from around the world. Because many of them brought us to tears, Variety decided to ask the actors and filmmakers behind this year’s Sundance films what was the last movie to make them cry. Plenty of classics were […]
Bong Joon Ho has a lot of reasons to celebrate tonight. The Korean filmmaker made history at the Academy Awards on Sunday night when his comedy-thriller “Parasite” became the first foreign language film to win the Oscar for best picture, beating out “1917,” “Ford v Ferrari,” “The Irishman,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “Joker,” “Little Women,” “Marriage Story,” […]